Both companies have a rich history in serving the cosmetics market and this latest agreement will see Clariant acquire a 30% share in Beraca’s Health and Personal Care division, with the possibility of major participation in the future.
“The investment with Beraca will enhance Clariant’s innovation capabilities in the field of natural ingredients for cosmetics and Personal Care applications and enlarge the range of valuable solutions we offer to customers and end consumers,” says Michael Willome, Head of BU Industrial & Consumer Specialties Clariant.
“Both companies are looking forward to jointly developing the new Beraca for the good of our global and regional customers.”
As part of the agreement, which is subject to regulatory approval, Beraca will remain an independently managed company, and both firms will keep their present global distribution channels and industrial operations.
According to Ulisses Sabara, President of Beraca: “Partnering with Clariant’s extensive technological expertise in chemistry and cosmetics’ applications associated with its footprint in the global Personal Care market, will be essential to upgrade Beraca’s portfolio and bring it to new geographies.”
“We are confident that this partnership will ultimately support the Personal Care industry in matching present and future worldwide consumer trends and market requirements”.
Beraca, a provider of natural and organic certified ingredients sustainably drawn from Brazil’s biodiversity, is known and valued by customers worldwide as a reference for sustainable development due to its unique Sociobiodiversity Enhancement Program.
It also offers full traceability of raw materials from Brazilian biomes, especially the Amazon Rainforest, the world´s largest and most diverse rainforest.
“Beraca is a key cornerstone in enhancing Clariant’s portfolio with regards to natural ingredients, biological active extracts and natural emollients, giving our customers unique and exclusive access to cherished ingredients from Brazil,” adds Manlio Gallotti, Head of BU ICS Clariant Latin America.